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Producing Your Film - 3 Day Intensive *RSVP ON EVENTBRITE*

Common Desk - Addison

##This event is a fundraiser, please purchase a ticket at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/producing-your-film-3-day-intensive-tickets-169202303645

What does it take to produce and create your own film? We break down the steps from development to distribution as a producer and filmmaker
About this event
This is a Multi Day event, your are registering for 3 DAYS

Classes are every Sunday at 9:00AM to 12:00 PM for October 23rd, 30th, & Nov 6th.

The event is IN-PERSON and ONLINE. We recommend IN-PERSON for the best experience, but the online option is still a great choice if you want to stay home.

For online attendees, we will be streaming the event LIVE from the In-person event. You will receive a link in your email 1 day prior to the event.

Space is limited so we require that you be available for all 3 days if you RSVP to this workshop. We do not want the class to be too large.

We will breakdown all the steps that are required to produce your own film, from the initial development phase to building your team and filming your project. What happens after your film is done and what are the next steps? We are here to help.

We will also be available to guide you on producing your own film in the process and screening your film.

This teacher is DFA founder and president Alex Espinoza, who has helped produce feature and short films all over the DFW area. His 10 years of experience working alongside other filmmakers and connections with industry leaders in the DFW have helped him prepare for this course to help get you on your path to creating your film.

You can further support the DFA by becoming a sustaining member at https://filmindallas.org/membership/

If you are already a sustaining Member, you can attend this course for FREE.

**You must be a Yearly Subscriber to a membership or must have been a member for at least 6 months.

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Flash Film Kickoff- COMEDY!
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Join us to kickoff another round of Flash Films!
Make a film in 6-7 weeks with Comedy!
What counts as Comedy for us? Anything that can make us laugh!
Don't worry about being by yourself, we will help place you in a team. We make the teams at the actual kickoff event.
If you already have some friends, bring them along and perhaps recruit other team members.
All films will be screened at the Angelika Film Center Dallas on June 4th!
This is also a great opportunity for filmmakers who want to try a new position out or make their very first film. We will guide each team towards completion to insure you have a complete film ready to screen.
Our kickoff location will be at Mediatech in Dallas!

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Flash Film Screening - Comedy Films!
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Come watch some short films made in 6 weeks! All films are Comedy!
Flash Films are our way of getting filmmakers together and cutting to the chase, filming!

Our members are given a theme, put into teams, and have 6-7 weeks to complete their film.

Teams are made up of individuals working together for the first time and come from all levels of experience. The goal is to get the film done, no matter what.

We believe the best way to learn is to do, and this is our way of pushing for that belief.

The DFA helps teams through production with follow-ups and guidance to ensure they stay on track for completion.

Films that are submitted by the deadline get to screen at our Flash Film Screening.

Flash Film Screenings are an organized event with all the completed productions plus Q&A from the filmmakers.

The Filmmaking Process: Animation vs. Live Action
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Kara will compare the differences and similarities between a live action and animation film.
This event is provided to the community for FREE by the Dallas Filmmakers Alliance

Support us by becoming a sustaining member at https://filmindallas.org/membership/

or follow us on facebook and instagram @filmindallas
About Kara Oropallo
Kara Oropallo’s teaching and research focus surrounds creative management and the art (and joy!) of managing artists. Most recently, she worked in studio management on such films as Boss Baby and Trolls. Previous industry experience includes 12 years at DreamWorks Animation, where she worked in production on such films as The Croods and Rise of the Guardians. Oropallo also produced the behind-the-scenes documentary Rise of the Guardians: Creating an Epic.

Her professional background includes experience managing multiple departments including Story, Editorial, Visual Development, and Animation. Originally from Michigan, Kara graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Film Production and Screenwriting and a minor in Women in Film. She is currently writing her first book on how to manage artists in the creative process.

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